The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 31, 1932 Page: 6 of 8
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THE CALDVSLL NEWS
Such a queer world—different,
At twenty-two the only thing Diana somehow. . . .
really desired was another woman's■ Diana tried to raise her head from
hosband. A nervous wreck from the > pjijow, but the effort was too
excitement and strain of London's gay ¡great am, she Uy gtm for R litUe>
Ufe, she/ in taken by her aunt, Mrs.
CHadwy¿ to a famous specialist's of-
fice. The physician orders her to the
eoantry for a long rest. She rebels.
eyes closed again, breathing heavily.
A hand on her wrist now—not
Aunt Gladwyn's hand—but one that
bat the doctor is handsome and sym-'was firm and strong; a hand that
pathetic. She learns that he is not seemed to put new life and strength
the great man himself but an assist- ¡ ¡n^0 onc not |¡jje uennis Water-
ant, Dr. Rathbone. "God made the
country and man made the town," he
tells her, and she agrees to go to a
Before she leaves she goes to Den-
nis Waterman's flat, where they are
surprised by Linda, Dennis's wife,
who takes the situation quite calmly.
"I suppose she wants you to marry
her?" she asks Dennis.
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY-
"Upon my word, Linda "
She laughed in cool unconcern.
''My dear boy, please don't pretend.
You forget that this isn't the first
time I've had to stand by and watch
you muddle your way out of an af
fair like this. I don't really care,
except for Diana's sake—she looks ill,
"Are you going to blame me for
that? Really, this is beyond a joke.
I suppose you're annoyed because I
brought her here to dinner. Perhaps
that was stupid of me, but "
She came a step forward, her bright
eyes meeting his very directly.
"If you want me to divorce you,
Dennis—I . will," she said.
There. was a moment of absolute
silence; then she went on, still in the
same unepiptional way:
"I think I've grown a little tired
of this sort of life. We're neither
married .noi; unmarried, and after all,
I'm ^till young, and there are other
men in the'.world."
"Other men—you mean . . ."
"Never mind what I mean. I'm
making you a fair offer. If you want
to marry Diana I'm willing to di-
vorce you. You'd better think it well
over before you refuse," she added
with a little ironical smile, "because
I may never be so generous again."
Dennis stifled an oath. He looked
hot and angry as he went out of the
Linda sighed and turned with a
smile as Diana returned. She had col-
oured her ;lips and her cheeks, and
she looked less worn, but there was
a little defiant light in her eyes as
she came towards Linda.
"I really feel terribly apologetic,"
she said rather unsteadily.
Linda went with them to the door.
"Don't keep her out too late, Den-
nis," she said lightly. "And I hope
you'll have a good time," she added,
a hint of laughter in her voice. Be-
hind Diana's back Dennis gave his
wife a furious look; he felt that he
was being made a fool of, and the
sensation was not pleasant.
They ro<fe in silence till the cab
•topped at the Savoy.
They went to the ballroom, which
was not at,all crowded, and Dennis
He almost wished he had insisted
apon staying at the flat with Linda.
He roused himself with an effort and
touched Diana's hand.
"Do you care to dance?"
"As you like."
She rose apathetically, and they
joiiied the dancers.
The brilliant lights of the ballroom
Minded her, and the noise of the band
suddenly became deafening, driving
her half mad.
She gave a little foolish laugh.
" 'Man made made the town,'" she
said—"the horrible, horrible town .
Then, with a little moaning cry, she
slipped to the floor at Dennis Water
Everything was so very quiet, as
if one had slipped out of life into the
infinite .space where only the stars
hung against their dark background
and the cool winds blew.
Shs «opened her eyes and looked
round the room. Drawn blinds
vailed most of it from her, but she
could faintly pick out a flowered
wall'frapM* and the shadowy shape of
a dressing table—an old-fashioned
ing table in a chintz-
man's hand, that only made
pulses jerk suffocatingly and
one's heart with unrest.
Diana gave a little stifled cry. She
remembered now: he was the doctor
er, and Diana caught a glimpse of
leafy trees and a patch of blue skyjr0W S¡n.
ter of those leafy trees.
She listened, but there was no
sound in the house, and with a little
selfish smile she put the bed clothes
gently aside and swung her feet
down to the floor.
Her legs felt as if they did not be-
long to her, and if there had not been
a table and a chair to cling to she
wound never have reached the win-
dow at all. But she was there at last,
breathless and faint, with beads of
exhaustion on her fac">.
The fresh air revived her a little,
and she knelt down by the open win-
dow, both hands clinging to the nar-
through lacy boughs.
"Where is this place?" she asked
"Surrey — about a mile outside a
little village called Cheam."
Diana made a little grimace.
"Dr. Rathbone has a houne not far
away," Miss Starling said presently.
"Oh!" Diana was wearily twisting
It was very beautiful; Diana knelt
there by the window looking out
with eyes that were somehow tragic
in her white face.
She felt weak and helpless; she
wished it was not so far back to bed.
Not that she wanted to go back—
she felt that she could have stayed
here forever looking out on the fields
the soft strands of her hair once I anj trces anj hedges. She hated the
more. "Is that why I'm here?" she J country, and yet it gave her such a
asked. "So that it will be easy for feeling of peace: like someone laying
him to come und see me?"
"It makes it more convenient
from Harley Street whose eyes had, him of course; he is a very busy man,
seemed to pierce through all the | and if you had been a great way off
bravery of her carefully reddened
lips and make-up, right down through
her artificiality, to the trembling
weakness of her.
He heard the little cry and came
"Well," he said very gently as if
he were speaking to a child. Diana
Smiled too, confidently.
"You've got your own way," she
He laughed at that.
"I generally do in the long run,"
It was wearisome work trying to
get well; more wearisome when at|
last Diana felt the first tug of return-
ing health and the consequent revolt
against enforced inaction.
Everyone was so tryingly optimis-
tic. No matter how much Diana
sulked or how rude she tried to be,
she was met with the same deter-
he would probably have put you in
the care of another doctor."
"Why should he? I suppose he'd
be paid, no matter how far away I
"Money is not everything. Dr.
Rathbone docs a great deal without
any fee at all."
He'll be paid for me."
"Yes, but then you've plenty of
money. There are many poor people
far more ill than you are who cannot
afford to pay anything."
"Another lecture!" Diana told her-
There was an unbroken silence for
some moments, then Diana asked:
"Is he married?"
"Dr. Rathbone? No."
"He ought to be," Diana said per-
versely. "He's quite old."
"What do you call 'quite old'?"
Diann considered. "Oh—forty, I
mined kindness and good temper from suppose."
the woman who, as she soon discov-
ered. was a trained nurse and in
charge of her.
This "Creature," ar. Diana soon
called her to herself, was fortyish,
a cool hand on your foreheud when
it ached very badly after a succes-
sion of late nights.
She turned round and looked at the
bed—it seemed miles away. She made
an effort to rise but checked herself
quickly. She was sure she would fall.
The bell was so far away too—on the
other side of the bed, and she was too
weak to cry out. She might try, l ut
they would not hear her if she did.
CONTINUED NEXT WEEK
"Dr. Rathbone is only about
"He looks fifty," Diana declared I
"How did I come here?" Diana!
Thai was queer, for she had never
a dressing table like that since
aha was quite a little firl, poking
In a wooden workbox on her
'i dressing table.
laming, of course
dreaming backwards into a past
which 4 ted almost forgotten.
"Don't keep her out too late, Dennis," she said lightly.
with gray hair and the peaceful ex-
pression of one who has gone
through so many turbulent waves
that life no longer frightened her.
Her proper name was Miss Starling:
a name which Diana thought most
suitable, seeing that she was eterna-
ly chirping tidings of good hope and
wonderful days to come. Diana also
discovered that once upon a time she
had been a nurse in a big London hos-
pital, but that she had given it up in
order to retire into the country and
take in difficult cases for specialists.
"Dr. Rathbone isn't a specialist,"
was Diana's first remark that
showed any return to her old spirit.
"Dr. Rathbone," Miss Starling re-
torted calmly, "is a very wonderful
man; he has saved your life, what-
ever you moy think of him."
"I don't think of him at all," Diana
retorted peevishly, and turned her
face against the pillow, closing her
Miss Starling sat at the window,
knitting by the light which shone i
through the half-closed curtains; she
did not really need any light at all,
seeing that she always knitted me-
chanically, with hardly a downward
The needles made an irritating lit-
tle clicking sound.
Diana flung the clothes back rest-
"Can't I get up?"
"Not till Dr. Rathbone says you
"He won't say it for ages."
"Then I'm afraid youll have to
stay in bed."
Petulant tears filled Diana's eyes.
The clicking of knitting needles
stopped, and Miss Starling rose.
"I think we might have the blind
up a litte," the Crsature said. "It's
such a wonderful evening."
The blind was raised a little high-
"Dr. Rathbone brought you. You
were taken ill—perhaps you remem-
ber—and Mrs. Gladwyn rang Dr.
Rathbone because she was fright-
ened and did not know what to do."
"I only fainted. It wasn't any-
No answer again.
"Has Aunt Gladwyn been to see
"No. Dr. Rathbone would not al-
low her to come."
"Dr. Rathbone seems to think he
can rule my life. I suppose I shall
soon have to ask his permission
when I want new clothes."
"I don't think they would interest
"I don't suppose I interest him
either, really—do I?"
"Very much—as a patient."
"I suppose he makes a great deal
Miss Starling said quietly:
"Dr. Rathbone runs a small home
for children at his own expense-
that cannot be done for a small
"He seems to be a kind of hero,"
"Can I get you anything? If not, I
shall leave you for a little while."
"I don't want anything," was the
not very gracious reply.
The door closed softly.
Why had the Creature left her
alone? She did not want to be left
alone to her thoughts. When Rath-
bone came again she would tell him
that she would not be left to her
thoughts, not for a single moment.
If she was such an autocra* of course
he would see that her wishes were
It would be fun to get out of bed
and creep over to the window, fun to
see what lay outside, under the shel
Our Woman's Missionary Society
meets on Monday afternoon of each
week in the ladies' parlor of the
Methodist Church. Under the leader-
ship of the new president, Mrs. J.
M. Hare, we are hoping and praying
that this year will be toe most profit-
able and gracious in the history of
the Caldwell Auxiliary.
Mrs. F. I,. Woodward is tie effi-
cient study leader and her lessons
are both interesting and instructive.
The new study book. ".Jesus Among
Men," is full of valuable information.
The social meeting of the month
was held Monday afternoon the 21st.
with Mrs. F. H. Hitchcock serving in
the double capacity oí leader and
The topic for discussion was. "Citi-
zen's Responsibility for Law Enforce-
ment". Mrs. Hitchcock was ably as-
sisted by Mrs. J. L. (¡idtlin^*, who
read an interesting article from the
Missionary Voice entitled, "Women
The officers for 1982 are as fol-
lows:— President, .drs. J. M. Hare;
Vice President, Mrs. W. C. Mills;
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Fred
Ellis; Recording Secretary, .Mrs. R.
S. Bowers; Treasurer, Mrs. Maud
Morgan; Local Treasurer, Mrs. Adine
Heslep; Superintendent of Study, Mrs.
F. L. Woodward; Superintendent of
Christian Social Service, Mrs. F. H.
Hitchcock; Superintendent of Pub-
licity, Mrs. W. M. Stone; Agent of
Missionary Voice, Mrs. R. J. Savage.
Mission Man New Director Of
Progressive Texans. Inc.
A little knitted cap that looks like |
nothing at all unless you know how
smatrly it may be adjusted, and a
scarf of knitted wool that would
have looked rustic and anything but
fashionable a few years ago. Here
they are and your information about
the new winter styles is not com-
plete unless you have heard about
If you are at all clever with the
use of a crochet neeit'.o o:' knitting
needles you might easily mnke one
of these sets for yourseli. The s.arf
is made in a straight long strip or
with the ends slightly flaring as in
the usual nscot scarf. Usually there
are stripes of bright, constrasting
"Six Handed 42"
Enjoyed At Home of
Mrs. J. E. Porter
Wednesday afternoon Mrs. J. Earl
Porter entertained with games of six
handed "42". This is a new way to
play the game and proved very in-
teresting and unjoyuble. Pop corn,
candy and salted nuts were served
during the games. Those who enjoyed
this hospitality were, Mesdames W.
M. Stone, R. S. Bowers, J. R. Wood-
son, Allen Bowers, Adine Heslep and
J. Louis Giddings.
Young Folks Find
Abundance of Easter
The little folks of ull the churches
were given Easter egg hunts on
Suturduy afternoon. Different
meadows and pastures near town were
the scenes of many a merry hunt.
The teachers of different groups in
different churches were sponsors of
this delightful entertainment for the
children. Cars were furnished and all
were carried to the different place
where great quantities of the lovely
colored eggs were hidden.
Mrs. G. A. Wolman has returned
home after a weeks visit with her
daughter in Lampasas.
Dr. R. J. Savage
Dentist — Xray
Ralph G. Bray of Mission has been
named a director of Pi ogress i ve Tex-
ans, Inc. His appointment was an-
nounced by Frank W. Kirk of Hous-
ton, president of the South Texas
Chamber of Commerce, and Ray W.
Leeman, manager of that organiza-
Miss Bessie Mikulastik and Mr.
Jose Hijtmancik of Cameron, spent
Easter with friends and relatives
Samuel A. Miller
of Dallas, Texas
A Specialist on Disease of
EYE, EAR. NOSE and THROAT,
and FITTING GLASSES FOR
colors arranged so that (hey meet at
an ariifli- down the center of the
scarf. Sometimes only two colors
are combined or there may l>e three,
'led. green and brown is a smart
combination that goes well with a
brown coat or dress. Or you may
choose two tones of green and one of
brown, or green with beige and
brown, or brown with Spanish tile.
The smartness of these new knit-,
ted hats depends of course to a j?reat
extent on the way they are worn and
every girls must do a little experi
menting to see exactly how to tilt
her own hat in the most becoming
manner. Usually th"y are drawn
down on the ri^ht side, showing much
of the forehead and some of the hair
at he left side.
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CHILDREN will fret, often for no
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That's the beauty sI (Ms spoeM
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I hope those who need my
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(Tiving better service at less
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I have known Dr. Miller about 16
years and he is an expert In his line.
DR. W. W. LATHAM
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 31, 1932, newspaper, March 31, 1932; Caldwell, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174996/m1/6/: accessed June 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.